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Granny Gets the Point (1971) - extract

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Published on Feb 10, 2011

15 February 1971 was D-Day - or rather Decimalisation Day, when the British gave up their traditional pounds, shillings and pence (and guineas, ten-bob notes, half crowns and threepenny bits) in favour of what in theory was a much simpler system. But, as this film demonstrates, many found it confusing, particularly people like old Granny Collins (Doris Hare) who'd spent a long life with 'LSD' and wasn't about to change. This dramatised documentary, sponsored by the Decimal Currency Board, predicts the effects of decimalisation on her family and sought to explain the changes in ways that everyone could understand.

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